DMW Liberation Group

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The Disability and Mental Wellbeing (DMW) Liberation Group exists to provide a safe space within EUSA where self-identifying disabled students can come together, discuss the issues affecting them, and campaign to improve their student experience. Students who self-define as disabled may have a physical disability, experiences of mental illness, a chronic condition, or an invisible illness, and all are welcome to join the group.

Get Involved

All self-identifying disabled students are welcome to get involved in the DMW Liberation Group, and getting involved is a fantastic way to meet new people, gain new skills and access exciting opportunities. By joining the group, you’re joining a community of students who are passionate about making Edinburgh a more diverse and inclusive place to study.

To find out more you can join the Facebook Group or email the group Convener, Jess Killeen, at disabilitymw@eusa.ed.ac.uk.

Campaigns and Events

Human Rights Act Campaign

In the past, the DMW Liberation Group has been involved in fighting against cuts to benefits, lobbying the University to make buildings more accessible and campaigning to de-stigmatise mental illness.

Each year, the Group also celebrates National Disability History Month, which runs from the 22nd of November to the 22nd of December, with film screenings, social media campaigns, and social events.

This year’s Convener, Jess Killeen, is keen to improve support services for disabled students, as well as raising awareness of the barriers many students still face in accessing University life.

National Union of Students (NUS)

As well as fighting for justice within Edinburgh, the DMW Liberation Group is also involved in the NUS Disabled Students’ Campaigns, both in Scotland and at a national level. Every year, the Group sends delegates to the NUS Scotland and NUS UK Disabled Students’ conferences. If you’d like to get involved in the NUS campaigns then you can check out the website here or contact the DMW Group Convener using the contact details below.

Resources

In 2014, EUSA conducted a University-wide survey of students experiences of mental health. You can read the full report here, or the summary here.

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